Should people be defined by their Nationality or Ethnicity?

Posted by: tajshar2k

  • Nationality

  • Ethinicity

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Midnight1131 says2015-05-17T18:00:10.8998033-05:00
It'd be better if it were neither, but being defined by nationality lets people move past primitive racial tensions.
komododragon8 says2015-05-17T18:58:38.6203735-05:00
Neither, It should be based on ideology and even then to a very limited extant.
triangle.128k says2015-05-17T19:04:07.7941907-05:00
Neither.
Stefy says2015-05-17T19:06:51.3335851-05:00
No one ahould be defined by any one thing. But cultural identity is a big part of what shapes a person and thats not a bad or good thing. Its just how people are. I think culture is important but you shouldnt go along all the time with whatever an aspect of social norms is telling you.
tajshar2k says2015-05-17T19:07:42.5390984-05:00
Neither is the best option, but for now Nationality is better than Ethnicity.
briantheliberal says2015-05-17T19:37:42.3872784-05:00
Your nationality is apart of your ethnic identity.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-05-17T19:53:56.7604689-05:00
It depends on which one affects them more.
TheMarquis says2015-05-17T22:24:38.8268045-05:00
Neither! And no, Brian, you're wrong. Ethnicity is blood based. Nationality is pretty much a legal thing by the modern standards, unless you mean something like Cherokee nation, which this doesn't refer to. I don't think people should really need these things to define them. If they want to use either I think that's their choice, but don't push either on them.
MrFox says2015-05-18T07:58:29.0698544-05:00
How about their personality? Or the identity they choose.
CyberConor says2015-05-19T17:45:52.4607684-05:00
@MrFox, no... If someone is black, they're black. Not racist, just something you cant control
briantheliberal says2015-05-20T00:19:19.7859145-05:00
TheMarquis, definition of ethnicity - noun; the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition. There is nothing wrong about what I said, your nationality IS apart of your ethnic identity. Korean-American is an ethnicity. German-American is an ethnicity. African-American is an ethnicity. Your ethnic identity is not solely determined by the color of your skin, but also your national, religious, linguistic and cultural heritage.

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